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  • Summary: In 1892, Joseph Donelly (Cruise), a poor tenant farmer, is determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead, he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter, Shannon (Kidman), to America in a quest for land. (Universal Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 75
    Far and Away, a mildly old-fashioned romantic melodrama that has as many charming moments as embarrassing ones. Much of the charm is supplied by the earnest performances of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. [22 May 1992]
  2. It is entertaining and eye-filling enough to appeal to a mainstream male audience. [22 May 1992]
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Handsomely mounted and amiably performed but leisurely and without much dramatic urgency.
  4. It's strong as can be in terms of production values and panoramic photography (as befits its $70-million budget) and weak as watery tea when it comes to little things like dialogue and character development. [22 May 1992]
  5. 50
    Far and Away is a movie that joins astonishing visual splendor with a story so simple-minded it seems intended for adolescents.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Far and Away is a throwback to the handsome but stodgy historical romances Hollywood used to make, and it can at least be said that it's more ambitious than most of what we'll see this summer. [22 May 1992]
  7. It's just a shrunken case of large-screen aspirations wedded to a small-screen mentality. [22 May 1992]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 11, 2013
    This movie is a extremely underrated movie and i am stunned to see all of the bad coments. This film has great ballance of comedy action and romance. This movie is a personal favorite of mine. Expand
  2. JohnB.
    Nov 17, 2007
    historically good & well-acted. You identify w/the actors very easily!
  3. KaseyS.
    Feb 15, 2010
    Though it could have used tome editing, this was a solid effort for Ron Howard and Tom and Nicole. The thill of the ending makes up for some parts that dragged a little. This movie is still remembered and will continue to be remembered. Collapse


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